Reading the Book “The Princeton Companion to Mathematics” edited by Timothy Gowers.

Reading the entire book starting last night.

Read Page 1 and Page 2 up until section 1.2.

Algebra is about letters and geometry is about a visual conception of a problem.

There is often a correspondance between these two ways of looking at a problem.

One Response to “Reading the Book “The Princeton Companion to Mathematics” edited by Timothy Gowers.”

  1. Jim W says:

    Pages 2 – 7 up to Section I.2.

    Algebra thinking is about finite things and analysis thinking is about the infinite.

    The Main Branches of Mathematics are: Algebra, Number Theory, Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Logic, Combinatorics, Theoretical Computer Science, Probability and Methematical Physics.

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